Several parties including Jobbik would not be strong enough to run on their own in a general election, László Toroczkai, the leader of the radical Mi Hazánk (Our Homeland) party, said ahead of the inaugural session of Hungary’s new parliament. Toroczkai told public news channel M1 that the opposition parties’ decision to set up a joint list was “unfair”, as it allowed parties “without nationwide representation” to enter parliament. He called the meeting of parties on distributing house positions after the ballot “a circus” arguing that “left liberal lawmakers did indeed appear at the talks but left short after which forestalled real work”.
He slammed the former radical-now-moderate conservative Jobbik party as a “threat for national security … as the party has cozied up first to Russia, then the United States, and changes its stance according to its needs.”
He said Mi Hazánk was vying for the leadership of parliament’s national security and business development committees. “We would however welcome if talks on assigning positions would be held publicly instead of in smoke-filled rooms,” Toroczkai said.